Conduit 0.3.2
Posted on: 07/15/2007 11:48 AM

Conduit 0.3.2 has been released:

This is a development release, the third in the unstable 0.3.0 series leading up to 0.4.0. This release includes a heap of bug fixes for common issues, and a few new features including support of Box.net (sync your files via the web) and better evolution support. For a full list of changes see http://www.conduit-project.org/wiki/0.3.2

* Download: http://www.conduit-project.org/wiki/0.3.2
* Screenshot/Screencast: http://www.conduit-project.org/wiki/Screenshots

What is Conduit
=========
Conduit is a synchronization application for GNOME. It allows you to synchronize your data between online web services (Gmail, backpackit.com, Flickr, PicasaWeb, Box.net) and your computer.

What Can Conduit Do
============
From an end user perspective Conduit has reached the level of being useful. Conduit can currently perform the following sync partnerships;

* Two way file/folder sync on gnomevfs volumes and to/from Box.net
* Two way Tomboy note sync via gnomevfs volumes
* Two way Tomboy note sync via ipod notes
* One way sync of files/folders of photos to Flickr, Smugmug and Picasa
* One way sync of FSpot tagged photos to Flickr, Smugmug and Picasa
* Sync and export of Evolution memos and tasks to ipod and to a folder.

In the one way sync/export case Conduit is smart in the sense that if a piece of data has not been modified then it will not be synchronized/exported again, it will replace the existing data. In addition if data is subsequently removed from a source then its corresponding data will also be deleted.

Conduit has a full featured DBus interface to allow other application authors to use Conduit to perform the synchronization and export tasks of their applications.

Whats Planned For Future
===============
* SyncML support
* Google gdata support (Notes, docs, base)
* Direct PC-PC sync over local LAN using Avahi

Development
========
I am actively looking for help with this project. Contact me if interested.
* Conduit is written in python and PyGTK
* Conduit has been designed to be easy to extend. It implements a plugin system much like deskbar.
* One of Conduits main aims is to encourage other developers to come onto the project through supplying:
** Full API Documentation: http://doc.conduit-project.org/
** Developer Walk through:
http://www.conduit-project.org/wiki/Development

Conclusion
======
More and more people use online services to organise their life, I hope Conduit can be the bridge between peoples computers and the web.

http://www.conduit-project.org

John Stowers
-----------------
john DOT stowers gmail com


Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/conduit_032.html)